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Harvard-Westlake Swimmer Dies After Workout near Pool

Police say the student had some sort of medically related incident while in a pool shortly after 4 p.m.

A 16-year-old swimmer, identified as junior student Justin Carr, died Friday afternoon after a workout near the pool of Harvard-Westlake School, according to school officials.

An email to parents from Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, stated: 

"It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic loss of our student and a member of HW’s 11th grade, Justin Carr. Justin died unexpectedly late this afternoon. It is impossible for me to summarize all that Justin was in just a few sentences. Scholar, athlete, singer, actor, ebullient child, he was an extraordinary young man by any measure."

NBC Channel 4 reported that the youth died after being hospitalized and a cause of death was not released, but police said the student had a medically related incident while in a pool shortly after 4 p.m.

The teen was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to Sherman Oaks Hospital.

The school scheduled an assembly for 8 a.m. Monday.

Todd Moriarty February 25, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Praying for his family and friends.
Josie February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM
So sorry…didn’t know him, but I have goose bumps thinking about it, this breaks my heart and can’t imagine his parents, family and friends are going thru, I pray for them to get thru this…I think that I will literary died myself!

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